The Miami Transplant Institute is a major center for heart transplants and ventricular assist device (VAD) implantations. The story began almost 30 years ago when our specialists performed their first heart transplant. Today, we perform 30 to 40 heart transplants and VAD procedures annually for adult and pediatric patients, and to date, we’ve performed more than 1,000 total. Our heart transplant program consistently exceeds national benchmarks for its outstanding patient survival rates. MTI is also a VAD implantation leader, offering a variety of device options with excellent outcomes.

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy/Weakening of the heart muscle
  • Heart transplant complications
  • Hypertrophic heart disease
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Valvular heart disease

Ventricular Assist Device
  • Bridge to transplant (BTT)/Patients who need support for a weak heart and are waiting for a heart transplant
  • Destination therapy (DT)/Patients whoneed support for a weak heart who arenot candidates for transplant
  • Heart surgery patients who need supportto reduce heart strain until they recover